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SPLURGE VS SAVE | CHILD’S SLEIGH BED

I found this cute blog about sleigh beds. Enjoy!


This week I’m looking for ideas for Munch’s new bedroom furniture. This will be her first ‘big bed’, as she has been sleeping in a toddler bed up until now. I already knew we wanted white furniture and after scouring online, I fell in love with the idea of a simplified white child’s sleigh bed.

CHILD’S SLEIGH BED SPLURGE

I love House of Fraser and spied this ‘Adorable Tots Caprice Sleigh Bed‘, with trundle bed (great idea!), but it was a staggering R10000! Granted they assemble it for you and it includes the trundle bed and both mattresses, but still. I knew I could find a cheaper alternative without too much compromise.

CHILD’S SLEIGH BED SAVE

There was no way I was forking out almost R10000 on a kids single bed. I have a whole room to decorate! So I scoured around and came across a nice example (including mattress) on sale for R2000, but not only was it sold out, the reviews weren’t great. There were comments talking about the quality of the finish on the bed. So my search continued. I found a near exact match from another store. - on offer for only R2500.
So in summary - you CAN get a gorgeous sleigh bed at an affordable price! Remember to look at the sleigh beds available at Bed King.



Mattress covers may not help with dust mite allergies

Based on two dozen clinical trials, U.S. researchers find that expensive mattress protectors make no difference in reducing dust mite allergies or their symptoms.
Up to 40 percent of the world population has allergies, and dust mites are thought to be one of the most common causes. Doctors often tell patients to buy special mattress and pillow covers despite a lack of evidence they relieve the problem, the authors say.
"Based on this analysis which combines data from many different studies, there doesn’t seem to be any benefit to using dust mite covers to prevent allergic disease or to prevent symptoms," lead author Whitney Arroyave told Reuters Health.
Arroyave, a researcher with the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, and her colleagues combined results from 24 trials of methods to reduce dust mite exposure and prevent allergy signs and symptoms
The study team found that use of the mattress covers had a large effect in reducing exposure to house mite dust levels - about 20 percent - but this reduction had no statistically significant impact on house dust mite sensitization, or symptoms such as wheezing, asthma, runny nose or dermatitis.
The results are published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Arroyave said it isn’t clear why dust mite covers don’t seem to be effective in relieving allergies, but it’s possible they don’t lower mite levels enough to improve symptoms, or maybe beds aren’t the main source of exposure for the dust mites.
"Or maybe it’s not the dust mite at all - maybe they’re not causing the problems," she said.
Arroyave said that dust mite covers cost around R1000, which is a burden, particularly for very low-income people.
"It’s expensive to ask them to pay for this," she said.
She added that other researchers have done bigger studies, looking not just at dust mite covers, but all kinds of dust mite prevention measures.
"They didn’t find any results either," Arroyave said, "so I think we’re just saying, you know, look at this again - maybe we need to revisit the recommendations." Dr. Samuel Friedlander, an allergist with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, said he doesn’t plan on giving up recommending dust mite mattress covers.
"What’s important to understand is that avoidance measures are very important for allergy controls, and one of the three ways we treat allergies by avoiding your allergies, medication and immunotherapy or allergy shots," said Friedlander, who was not involved in the new study.
"This article is helpful to show a single measure to control allergies is not always effective - we have to use multiple measures," he said.
"So the take home message for me is that dust mite covers are still very important, but they should be part of a comprehensive treatment plan," he said.
Researchers try to modify one thing at a time, to show a cause and effect, but in real life, allergists make multiple recommendations necessary to resolve patients’ symptoms, Friedlander said.
"If you do a single thing like dust mite covers, but you’re still exposed to dust from other sources in your house or work, or if you have other allergies like pets or pollens, then of course a single measure like dust mite covers is not going to be effective," he said.
Friedlander said he doesn’t want people to think that dust mite covers are not important.
"I think the point is that we need to make multiple recommendations to relieve multiple allergies that our patients are allergic to," he said. "Dust mite covers are very important, but they have to be part of a comprehensive treatment plan."
Mattress protectors from Bed King are not only helpful in managing allergies, but also to maintain better hygiene and prolong the life of your mattress.





Sleigh beds, stylish quality in your bedroom!

PHave you heard of the latest bed in the market? If you love all things young and fresh then this is the bed for you. Why settle for the standard base and mattress when you can get a stylish sleigh bed which replaced the need for a base and you get a beautiful sleigh bed made of the finest wood.
 Windsor Sleigh Bed Frame

Sleigh beds are the "In Thing" at the moment. Low priced sleigh beds from Bed King save you space in your bedroom and open the room in your bedroom. Replace the need for a base which means no more buying night frills to cover up your bed. The wooden sleigh bed is available in different colours that will suit your bedroom taste. They are available in white wood, brown, and black. They come with a standard headboard which is attached to the bed. No more buying headboards separately, save yourself the money and rather get you a foam or a spring mattress extra length at Bed King as well. Save time and save costs instead of buying your bedroom furniture separately. Gone are those days, now we are in the times of style and luxury.

These beds have unique centre support which offers three inner legs in the middle which support the mattress from both sides. They also have wooden planks on either side to give you the ultimate support. They come in four modern legs and extra wooden support around the edges to support your mattress. They come separately from the mattress so you have the buy the mattress on its own.

Whether you buy a Simmons, Mewer, or Comfort Solutions. Choose a mattress that is made of the best quality. Whether you want a latex, memory foam or spring mattress. Sleigh beds are ideal for the young graduate who just bought their first house or for the young couple wanting to add style to their bedroom. They are available in double, queen and king sizes.

In with new and out with the old. Sleigh beds style defined.



10 Top Tips for Choosing a Fabric Headboard

Choosing an upholstered headboard may not be something you spend a lot of time thinking about, but the perfect headboard can really transform the look and feel of your bedroom. To help you find the ideal upholstered headboard for your bed, we’ve created 10 Top Tips with some factors to keep in mind before clicking the add to basket button.


Headboard Padded

Top Tip 1 – Padding

If you’ve felt upholstered headboards before, you’ll already know that some are sparsely padded and uncomfortable while some are just right and others are decadently overstuffed. Consider your padding preferences when shopping around for a fabric headboard and decide on one with the right amount of stuffing or padding to suit you and your needs. For example, will you be leaning on your headboard in which case you will need a headboard with a suitable amount of padding to accommodate the weight of your head?

Top Tip 2 – Size it Up

It goes without saying that your fabric headboard should be in proportion to the size of your bed. This doesn’t mean that if you have a double bed then you need to opt for a double headboard – in some cases, the headboard can be a little larger than the bed itself but you should ensure that it is not smaller. If in doubt, measure up the width of your bed and compare the measurements to the headboard you are considering before you purchase. Remember – headboards which are wall mounted have no bearing on the size of your bed, whilst floor standing and headboards mounted to the back of your bed will have to match the size of your bed.

Top Tip 3 – Decide on your Headboard Type

Fabric Headboard Type
There are 3 types of fabric headboards available – headboards with struts, wall mounted headboards and floor standing headboards. Headboards with struts enable you to fit the headboard directly to your bed base therefore when you move your bed, the headboard goes with it. Wall mounted headboards are attached to the wall behind your bed at your desired head and remain stationary. Floor standing headboards attach to the bed and reach right down to the floor behind it. Your ideal type of fabric headboard comes down to your personal preference and the desired look you plan to achieve.

Top Tip 4 – Choose Complementary Colours

As with any furniture or accessory, you want it to fit in well with your existing décor. Choose a colour that complements the shade of your bed base as well as the paint on your walls to ensure the fabric headboard blends seamlessly. Remember that if your divan bed base doesn't suit the colour of the headboard you wish to purchase, you can always get a bed valance to cover the divan base.

Top Tip 5 – Decide on your Fabric

With so many different types of upholstered headboards on the market, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to the fabric and finish of your new headboard. As with the colour, opt for a fabric that complements the other furniture in your bedroom and chooses from a wide variety of fabrics including jacquard, chenille, linen and even mock­croc!

Top Tip 6 – Opt for a Free Swatch

To ensure you end up with the perfect fabric for your upholstered headboard, buy from a company that offers a free fabric swatch service so you can see and touch exactly what you’re getting in terms of quality, colour and feel.

Top Tip 7 – What’s your Style

Style is a very personal thing and a very important factor to consider when redecorating. Upholstered headboards are available in a range of contemporary and traditional styles so you are sure to find something perfectly suited to your tastes. Traditional, tufted button and overstuffed styles look charming with a traditional bed base whilst a slick, contemporary fabric headboard upholstered in chic fabric with a minimalist design is perfect for a more modern look.

Top Tip 8 – Choose Made to Order

Shopping around and can’t find your perfect match? Why not have your fabric headboard made especially for you. Choosing a service that creates a headboard to match what you have in mind is one of the best ways to ensure you end up with the perfect style, size and colour for you. Not only will it be created to your specifications but you can rest assured that the quality of your handmade bespoke piece will exceed the quality of mass-produced factory made alternatives. Many headboard companies are even able to upholster headboards in your own fabric, perfect if you are looking for a direct match with other bedroom accessories.

Top Tip 9 – Buy Bed King

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We’re proud to be South African.. Buying a headboard for sale from Bed King not only keeps the economy strong but ensure peace of mind as it means that your new product has been carefully manufactured by skilled and qualified craftsmen in a safe and ethical environment, whilst also reduces the chances of damage as its not been shipped from the other side of the world!

Top Tip 10 – Delivery

It’s not often that we’re prepared to wait a long time for a new purchase and buying a piece of furniture such as a headboard is no different. To make sure you have your new piece of furniture in the quickest time frame possible, choose to buy in-store or online from a company that provides an express delivery option.
Now that you’ve followed our Top 10 Tips for Fabric Headboards you’re sure to make the right decision and choose an upholstered headboard perfect for your bedroom. Discover our extensive collection of fabric headboards and find your ideal match today.


Article source: https://www.justheadboards.co.uk/blog/2015/02/10-top-tips-for-choosing-a-fabric-headboard/

The Bunk Bed Buying Guide for You

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Bunk beds are an innovatively simple, yet an effective solution for small bedrooms with tight space. They offer space even when there is a concern for lack of space.Hence, more people can accommodate in the bedroom without any problem,whereas it would not have been possible with the arrangement under the normal bed.
But there are some criteria to look into before buying a bunk bed. One should pay attention to the following aspects of bunk beds so that one does not regret buying these bunk beds later on.
  • Before buying a bunk bed, be it cheap bunk beds or the premium ones, you should measure the height of the room. Otherwise, you may end up into trouble when you will not have enough space between the top bunk and the ceiling. There should be at least a space of 2 feet height from the top bunk to the ceiling so that the person who will sleep on the top bunk will not bump his head to the ceiling.
  • If you are a claustrophobic, then the lack of space between the top bunk and the ceiling may trigger anxiety and panic. Hence, before buying a bunk bed, you should be comfortable with the idea that there may be a chance that, there will not be much space that you might have expected.
  • If you have kids, then you should always go for the bunk beds with guard rails. These guard rails are the primary safety feature of the bunk beds. In case of cheap bunk beds, the guardrails may not be of an appropriate height which may pose a danger to the kids, as they can fall from the height and may get injured.
    • The guardrail should be at least 5 inches from the level of the mattress so that it can protect the kid sleeping on the top bunk.
  • The children under 6 aren’t advised to sleep on a bunk bed. If you have small kids, then you should not use a bunk bed for them.
  • Some bunk beds also come with a storage facility. It may be a cheap bunk bed or an expansive one, but this storage may help you a lot in organizing the room. If you have a room with tight space and too many objects to keep, then you will find it difficult to organize them, as there will be a lack of space to organize them. In this case, you can use bunk bed storage container to put things to organize the room in a neat manner. If you have kids in the house, then you can put his/her toys, clothes in the container.
  • There are also cheap bunk beds which come along with a desk. It greatly helps in organizing a small room, as you will not need to buy another desk for your kids to study. Thus, occupying even more space in an otherwise small room. These bunk beds with the desk is a great option where your kids can study. Hence, there is no need of other study table. While the top contains the bed, the bottom bunk will be the desk.
  • The budget will also be under consideration while buying a bunk bed. There may be a number of cheap bunk beds available in the market which may suit your need without putting stress on your wallet. But before doing that, you have to decide what are your requirements for investing in a bunk bed. Because depending upon the requirement, the type of bunk bed that you require may also change. So, you need to take this aspect into consideration before you buy one.
Hence, before buying a bunk bed, you should give consideration to these aspects of buying bunk beds. You will for sure end up buying the most reasonable one, like the bunk beds for sale at Bed King.



You can learn a thing or two from these celebrity sleep routines

If they’re good enough for Oprah and Tom Cruise, they’re good enough for us!

We all want the same thing—a good night’s sleep, and celebrities are no different. Sleep consultant Alanna McGinn examined how different celebrities sleep and shares some of her tips and solutions to incorporate into your own routine.

LOOK INTO YOUR SNORING
When Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes, he slept in a sound-prooof snoratorium to prevent anyone from hearing him snore so everyone could sleep better. If you have a partner who frequently snores (especially if they show signs off sleep loss), send them to the doctor’s office to check for sleep apnea.

INCORPORATE A BEDTIME ROUTINE
Oprah told Harper’s Bazaar that her one bedtime constant is a bath. She says she’s a bath pro and uses everything from different bubble baths and salts to beads and oils. According to Alanna, a consistent bedtime routine is important because it allowed our bodies to relax and calm down before bedtime. It cues the brain and body that sleep is coming.


INVEST IN A GOOD MATTRESS
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West understand the importance of sleep and reportedly spent almost $1-million on beds and mattresses when they moved to their new home. While you certainly don’t need to spend that much, it’s important to audit your mattress every eight to 10 years. A mattress change can mean better sleep. It’s the most important piece of furniture that we own—we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping!

QUIET YOUR MIND
Kelly Clarkson told Self Magazine that when she’s drifting off to sleep, that’s when many of her words and lyrics come to her. This can mean she has a hard time sleeping if she doesn’t jot them down because she’s thinking about them all night. Our society definitely struggles with quieting the mind and whether you are writing the next top hit or just your to do list for the week, leaving a notebook beside your bed can help free your mind before going to bed so that you are able to fall asleep easier.

AVOID SLEEP LOSS
Martha Stewart says she’d love more hours in the day and. because of that, she rises before dawn and sleeps only around four hours a night. Frequent sleep loss can be hazardous to your health and can put you at risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and poorer quality of life.

Make sure your bed is suitable for your sleep needs - speak to a sleep expert at Bed King to assist.


Bedding Cleaning Tips

WASH YOUR SHEETS, PILLOWCASES, AND COMFORTERS FREQUENTLY

Your sheets and pillowcases get the most direct contact with your body when you sleep, so it makes sense that they should be cleaned the most frequently.
"The longest you should wait before changing out your sheets is two weeks," says Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab. "Weekly is even better."
How often you wash your bedding will depend on whether or not you have a duvet or comforter. Comforters and duvet covers should be washed every week or two. If you consistently use a top sheet or blanket underneath your comforter, you may be able to stretch the time between washings to once a month.
Duvet covers protect the comforter insert from most dirt and oil, so the insert will only need to be washed a few times a year unless you’ve spilled something that has seeped through the cover.
Note: You should never try to cram your bedding into your washing machine. If your bedding is too large for your washer, you may need to visit a laundromat.

OCCASIONALLY WASH BLANKETS AND THROW PILLOWS

Blankets and throw pillows should be washed according to how frequently they’re actually used, so blankets and pillows used strictly for decorative purposes only need to be washed a few times a year. You should still air them out every few weeks to prevent dust from accumulating, especially if you’re allergy-prone.

AVOID COMMON WASHING MISTAKES

Be aware of these common mistakes when washing your bedding — unless you want to end up with a shrunken, wrinkled mess!
  • Never overload the washer. You shouldn’t cram your sheets or comforter into your washing machine, especially if your washer has an agitator in the middle. Your bedding won’t be able to move and get an even cleaning. Worst of all, there’s an increased chance of wrinkling and even tearing.
  • Don’t use the wrong setting. It's fine to wash your bedding on a regular cycle. Unless there’s a serious mess to clean, you don’t need to wash on a heavy-duty setting — it’s just a waste of water.
  • Avoid drying bedding for too long or on high heat. For the best results, you should tumble dry on a low heat setting for the shortest amount of time possible. It may be tempting to crank up the heat to minimize dry time, but you risk shrinking and wrinkling your sheets.
Keeping your linens clean is vital, but futile if your mattress is filthy. If you’re considering getting a new mattress or if you’re looking for beds, Cape Town to Johannesburg, visit Bed King’s online bed store here.


Wise Shopping Tips Before Buying A New Mattress

"You are either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both." – John Wildsmith

Thinking about buying a new mattress? Well, since you spend a third of your life in bed, you might as well invest in a comfortable place to rest after a long, hard day of toiling away in the salt mines. Instead of fretting about the intricate details of shopping for a new mattress, consider these practical tips before forking over your credit card information.

Choose the one that suits your needs. Comfort and support are highly subjective attributes, so it’s best to do your homework. Get to know the different kinds of mattresses that are currently available at your bed shop. If, for example, you want to relieve pain and soreness on your back, hips, and joints, a gel memory foam mattress may be the one that works best. You don’t have to worry anymore about spending an arm and a leg just to have a restful night’s sleep. According to a 2007 Consumer Reports investigation, most folks are quite happy with inexpensive models. So, shop smart and see which mattress fits your budget.
Give it a sleep trial first. Shoppers who spent 15 to 20 minutes testing mattresses were likely to be more satisfied with their potential new investment, according to Consumer Reports. Fortunately for you, Bedding Stock offers a 120-day comfort guarantee. So why spend only a few minutes lying on a bed when you can enjoy four solid months of actually sleeping on it? Research suggests that you should be able to experience sleeping on your back, stomach or on your side, whichever way you prefer, in order to get an overall feel of your new mattress.
Think of your bedmate. Unless you and your partner have the same preference when it comes to sleeping, you’d better consider his or her needs as well. Memory foam mattresses are known to have great motion isolation. To avoid disturbing your partner when you get out of bed, a memory foam mattress can effectively reduce bouncing or absorb movement. It is also a silent bed to sleep in, unlike innerspring mattresses which sometimes make squeaky noises.
The salient point is comfort. The reason for buying a new mattress is to be happy and content with sleeping on your bed each night. Having a restful night’s sleep is your end goal, plain and simple. The costly price of a mattress doesn’t automatically guarantee a superior product. Besides, they’re all relatively equal when it comes to quality. So if you’re looking to buy a new bed, at a reasonable price, from a reliable bed shop - visit The Bed King.




SOFA BEDS IN YOUR (SMALL) SPACE

City living means being creative with space. Europeans have mastered the combined bathroom-laundry room; the self-employed treat the kitchen table as a desk; small-space dwellers know that their couch — regardless of transformative ability — is a sleeper couch for small spaces.
When hosting guests, the challenge of small living becomes exponentially more difficult. How do you maintain a shared living space while also creating a comfortable place for your friends to rest, sleep, and generally function?
In this post, we’ll cover our best tips for choosing a sofa bed/ sleeper couch for small spaces.

THE SLEEPER COUCH: A BREAKDOWN.

Multitasking is hard. Experts suggest that it might actually be impossible. That makes sleeper couches’ challenge an even greater one: how can one piece of furniture be a stylish, inviting couch, and a comfy, supportive bed?

QUALITY MATTERS.

We all know how important sleep is. It impacts everything: your gut and digestion, thought clarity, physical wellness, and mood. We’ve all had a rough night of sleep. It doesn’t set you up for a great day. To help your guests put their best foot forward (and to subtly create a more relaxed hosting atmosphere), you’ve got to give them a comfortable place to conk out. However, when you’re working with minimal square footage, you’re looking at an oft-deflating air mattress or scrunching onto a small sofa. Yikes. Ditch the half measures. Your guests will thank you (and hopefully they’ll repay the hosting favor).

KEEP IT CLEAN.

When you’re bringing more bodies into a tight space, cleanliness is key. We don’t mean dusting. A space that appears busy to the eye can also feel overwhelming. Before your guests are due to arrive, tidy up knick-knacks or magazines that have accumulated over the week. Neutral colors help a room feel spacious and calm. If you’re a serial entertainer, consider transitioning the palette of your shared space towards warm, tonal neutrals.
A day before your guests arrive, clear room on tables and shelves, and if possible, designate storage space just for your guests. Giving them a place to keep their belongings gives them a sense of privacy, and allows your shared space to stay functional throughout their trip. Don’t have an extra dresser drawer? Don’t worry. Invest in a few wicker baskets and tuck them into a shelf or under a chair. They’ll camouflage as decor that just happens to be high-functioning.
For daytime, folding up the sleeper couch signals the transition from guest to communal space. A couch is also considerably less invasive. Unless you’re planning an all-day Netflix marathon make the bed … and then put it away.

CONSIDER YOUR SPACE.

When you only have one room, it needs to be flexible. It also offers the opportunity to intimately understand your space. Your couch needs to be a comfortable place to hang out, drink tea, and unwind at the end of the day, but maybe it also serves as a defacto workspace. Perhaps it needs to host up to 6 people for your weekly game night. Knowing your space means being able to accommodate every situation it throws at you, and ultimately makes your home feel bigger.
When you’re about to welcome guests, think about shared space first. Add over-the-door hooks to bathroom doors for guest towels and clothes. Hang toiletries bags on your door handle to keep them out of the way.
Next, think about how your guests experience your living space (AKA, their bedroom), and anticipate their needs. Does your window treatment keep the room dark enough for a comfortable rest? Is the room cold at night? Is there a lot of street noise? Offering a small fix, such as drapes to block light, or earplugs for a quieter evening, tells your guest that they are welcome. It also gives you an opportunity to see your space in a new light. Maybe thinking about your guests’ needs will prompt a new design direction for your living space!
View The Bed King’s great range of sleeper couches here and get started on creating a stylish and more functional living room/ spare bedroom in your home!

What You Need to Know about Restonic Mattresses

Mattress Type and Components:
Restonic offers innerspring, memory foam, latex and hybrid mattresses. All of the company’s current mattresses are sold as part of six exclusive collections.
  • The ComfortCare collection features innerspring mattresses constructed with gel memory foam comfort layers, and support cores with foam-encased pocketed coils and high-density base polyfoam. ComfortCare models are available in four firmness ratings: Euro Top, Pillow Top, Cushion Firm, and Firm.
  • The ComfortCare Limited collection also features innerspring mattresses. The comfort layers have a top layer of graphite latex, followed by a layer of gel memory foam; some models also feature a microcoil layer in the comfort system. The support core is designed with pocketed coils encased in foam and high-density base polyfoam, and the hand-tufted cover is made of wool and silk. ComfortCare Limited models come in four designs with different firmness ratings: Micro-Coil Boxtop, Ultra-Plush Boxtop, Cushion-Firm Boxtop, and Firm Euro Top.
  • The ComfortCare Hybrid Signature collection features mattresses with two layers of gel memory foam in the comfort system. The support cores are designed with pocketed coils encased in foam, followed by a layer of high-density base polyfoam. ComfortCare Hybrid Signature models come in six designs that vary by firmness level: Euro Top Quilted, Pillow Top Quilted, Plush Quilted, Firm Quilted, Plush Non-Quilted, and Firm Non-Quilted.
  • The HealthRest TempaGel collection includes memory foam mattresses with two layers of gel memory foam in the comfort layer and support cores constructed from high-density polyfoam.
  • The HealthRest Latex collection features mattresses with a latex layer in the comfort system and a support core made of high-density polyfoam.
  • The Brio collection consists of mattresses with latex and gel memory foam components in the comfort layer. The support core is made of high-density polyfoam.

What makes it so great:
  • Restonic mattresses are widely available online and at brick-and-mortar retail locations across the country.
  • Restonic innersprings and hybrids come in different firmness ratings to accommodate sleepers with varying sleep preferences.
  • Innersprings and hybrids from Restonic offer strong edge support, sleep relatively cool, and are considered responsive enough for sex.
  • Memory foam and latex models from Restonic conform closely to alleviate bodily pressure, produce little to no noise, and isolate motion to a significant extent.

For more details such as product specifications and warranty information of Restonic beds - speak to a sleep expert at The Bed King.